MOOT 2018

Jonathan Hodge The Giles Wilson Moot – A unique challenge for budding legal minds

We’re delighted to invite schools, colleges and legally minded Year 12 pupils to apply for the Giles Wilson Moot competition in 2018.

What is the Giles Wilson Moot?

The Giles Wilson Moot is a mock legal hearing in which students are invited to act as legal counsel, delivering oral arguments on various points of law. The moot sees local Year 12 (lower sixth form) students present their cases before a panel of esteemed solicitors, barristers and judges. Each team of students must respond to a series of questions posed to them by the panel, and be prepared to think on their feet.

A Unique Opportunity for Students

Recognised by The Law Society, our annual moot offers a unique experience for local students. As the only competition of its kind in the South East, it is a fantastic opportunity for pupils who are keen to pursue a career in law to experience the challenges of a legal hearing.

Previous participants have demonstrated significant skill and tenacity when making their arguments before the panel, and we undoubtedly believe that our moot helps to ensure the participants have bright legal futures ahead of them. For their skill in presenting compelling and concise arguments before the judges, the winners receive prizes including the prestigious Giles Wilson Moot Cup, and an invaluable work experience opportunity at Giles Wilson or Trinity Chambers.

The 2017 Moot

2017’s quarter finals were in January and saw a number of schools from the local area taking part. However, the competition really heats up in February and March, when the semi-finals and final are set to take place. Only those who are able to present a series of strong, structured legal arguments before a panel of esteemed legal professionals will make it through to the final.

To keep up to date with all the latest news from the 2017 Moot, you can follow the competition using the hashtag #GWMoot on Twitter. Furthermore, this year’s semi-finals, taking place on February 28th and March 1st, will be live-streamed on our Facebook page so that you can witness the skill and legal prowess of this year’s competitors for yourself.

Get Involved in 2018

If your school or college is interested in participating in a next year’s mooting competition, we’d love to hear from you. The quarter finals will be taking place in January 2018, with the semi-finals planned for February and the final in March. For further information about the moot and to register your interest, send an email to:

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Participant's Guide to the 2017 Giles Wilson Moot Competition

Do you want to take part in the Giles Wilson 2018 Moot? Download the 2017 documents here to get an insight into the competition!

Download our Moot Competition Guide

Awards & Recognitions

The expertise of our solicitors is regularly recognised by some of the profession’s most distinguished organisations. As well as being a member of a number of Law Society schemes, we won awards at the 2015 Law Society Excellence Awards, the Halsbury Legal Awards and the Modern Law Awards. We have also received recognition in the form of the Lexcel mark of quality, a Legal 500 listing and a place on the shortlist of The Lawyer’s Boutique Firm of the Year.

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